Victorian report, February 2019

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In this report

This report includes the following tables:

This report is issued by the Administrator of the National Health Funding Pool under section 240 of the National Health Reform Act 2011.

This report is prepared on a cash basis. It shows monthly and year-to-date (YTD) National Health Reform (NHR) funding and payments for Victoria for February 2019 as part of the National Health Reform Agreement.

Local hospital networks and National Health Reform

A local hospital network (LHN) is an organisation that provides public hospital services in accordance with the Agreement. An LHN can contain one or more hospitals, and is usually defined as a business group, geographical area or community. Every Australian public hospital is part of an LHN.

Note: The term ‘local hospital network’ is a national term. Some states and territories use their own terminology to describe these networks, such as local health districts, health organisations, and hospital and health services.

Under the Agreement, LHNs receive funding for the following public hospital services:

  • All admitted and non-admitted services
  • All emergency department services provided by a recognised emergency department
  • Other outpatient, mental health, sub-acute services and other services that could reasonably be considered a public hospital service.

Note: LHNs also receive funding from other sources, including the Commonwealth, states and territories, and third parties for the provision of other specific functions and services outside the scope of the Agreement, for example dental services, primary care, home and community care, residential aged care and pharmaceuticals. For further information on total funding to a particular LHN, contact the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services to view the service agreement for that LHN.

Note: Amounts shown in the monthly reports do not include the New South Wales contributions to Victoria for Albury Wodonga Health.

Basis for National Health Reform payments – Victoria, February 2019

For the basis of the Commonwealth contribution to NHR funding, see Basis of Commonwealth NHR funding, 2018-19.

The basis used to determine NHR payments to LHNs in Victoria for February 2019 was advised by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services to be as follows:

Payments in Victoria are based upon "Statement of Priorities" agreements between Victorian public health services (LHNs) and the Minister for Health (or Secretary). These annual agreements detail the service profile, strategic priorities and deliverables the local hospital network will achieve in the year ahead; list the key financial, access and service performance priorities and agreed targets; and list funding estimates and associated service activity. Once agreed, Statements of Priorities are published at https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/about/statements-of-priorities (external link, opens in a new window).

Funding details are aggregated into ABF funded services (including NWAU equivalent service volume), Block funded services and other funding for the purpose of determining payments to and from the state pool account and the state managed fund.

Victoria makes 13 payments per annum to funded agencies. Adjustments to the payments are made for cash flow needs and costs administered by the Victorian Department of Health on behalf of LHNs.

While the basis of NHR payments are reported on a cash basis by the Administrator, LHNs generally report revenue and expenditure on an accrual basis.

Reference information

The financial information outlined in the following report is categorised as:

  • NHR funding – when the Commonwealth or state or territory government pays NHR funding into a state pool account or state managed fund.
  • NHR payments – when NHR funding that has been deposited into a state pool account or state managed fund is paid out of the state pool account by the Administrator, or is paid out of the state managed fund by the state or territory.

State pool account transactions

Table 1a – State pool account transactions – Victoria, February 2019

This table shows funding paid into the Victorian state pool account by the Commonwealth, Victoria or other states/territories, and payments out of the state pool account to LHNs, the state managed fund, the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services or the state pool accounts of other states/territories for February 2019.

NHR funding by source Paid into state pool account Paid out of state pool account
To Local hospital networks To State
Managed Fund
To state
health department
To state pool (other State) Total paid out
($) ($) ($) ($) ($) ($)
Commonwealth
ABF funding
378,572,258 378,572,258 378,572,258
Commonwealth
Block funding
49,365,060 49,365,060 0 49,365,060
Commonwealth
Other funding
8,814,180 8,814,180 8,814,180
Total C'wealth
funding
436,751,498 378,572,258 49,365,060 8,814,180 436,751,498
VIC
funding
360,763,559 359,926,926 114,822 800,000 360,841,748
Other state/territory funding 4,025,000 4,025,000 4,025,000
Total 801,540,057 738,499,184 49,365,060 12,954,002 800,000 801,618,246

See definitions and explanatory notes following table 1b.

Table 1b – State pool account transactions YTD – Victoria, February 2019

Following on from table 1a, this table shows year-to-date (YTD) funding paid into the Victorian state pool account by the Commonwealth, Victoria or other states/territories, and payments out of the state pool account to LHNs, the state managed fund, the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services or the state pool accounts of other states/territories as at February 2019.

NHR funding by source Paid into state
pool account
Paid out of state pool account
To Local hospital
networks
YTD
To State
Managed Fund
YTD
To state health
department
YTD
To state pool (other State)
YTD
Total paid out
YTD
($) ($) ($) ($) ($) ($)
Commonwealth
ABF funding
2,865,847,093 2,961,904,470 2,961,904,470
Commonwealth
Block funding
404,187,403 404,187,403 404,187,403
Commonwealth
Other funding
71,840,907 71,840,907 71,840,907
Total C'wealth
funding
3,341,875,403 2,961,904,470 404,187,403 71,840,907 3,437,932,780
VIC
funding
4,012,922,322 3,996,368,040 10,154,282 6,400,000 4,012,922,322
Other state/territory funding 32,200,000 32,200,000 32,200,000
Total 7,386,997,725 6,958,272,510 404,187,403 114,195,189 6,400,000 7,483,055,102

Commonwealth ABF funding represents Acute admitted, Non-admitted, Emergency department, Sub-acute, and Admitted mental health service categories, which are funded by the Commonwealth through the state pool account and subsequently paid to LHNs.

Total ABF receipts of $96.1million were paid into the Victorian pool account in June 2018 in relation to the Commonwealth Treasurer’s Determination for 2015-16 and the six months reconciliation for 2016-17. These funds were cashflowed to LHNs from November 2018.

Commonwealth Block funding represents Non-admitted mental health, Small rural hospitals, Teaching, training & research, and Other non-admitted categories, which are funded by the Commonwealth and paid to the state managed fund.

Commonwealth Other funding represents other amounts funded by the Commonwealth, transacted through the state pool account and subsequently paid to state or territory health departments. This currently represents the Commonwealth contribution to public health.

VIC funding represents funding contributions paid by Victoria into its own state pool account, and subsequently paid to LHNs within the state, to the Victorian health department and/or to other state pool accounts.

Other state/territory funding represents contributions paid to Victoria by other states and territories for cross-border activity.

Note: The grey shaded areas in these tables reflect cells that are not applicable for a particular 'paid out' column. For example, Commonwealth block funding is only paid to state managed funds and not to local hospital networks or state health departments.

NHR funding and payments shown in these tables include GST where applicable.

For more information, see National Health Reform funding and payments.

State managed fund transactions

Table 2a – State managed fund transactions – Victoria, February 2019

This table shows funding paid into the Victoria state managed fund by the Commonwealth and Victoria, and payments out of the state managed fund to LHNs and other provider organisations for February 2019.

NHR funding by source Paid into state managed fund Paid out of state managed fund
To local hospital networks To Other Total paid out
($) ($) ($) ($)
Commonwealth Block funding 49,365,060 49,365,060
State/territory Block funding 54,729,784 54,729,784
Total 104,094,843 100,786,063 3,308,780 104,094,843

See explanatory notes following table 2b.

Table 2b – State managed fund transactions YTD – Victoria, February 2019

Following on from table 2a, this table shows year-to-date (YTD) funding paid into the Victorian state managed fund by the Commonwealth and Victoria, and YTD payments out of the state managed fund to LHNs and other provider organisations as at February 2019.

NHR funding by source Paid into state
managed fund
YTD
Paid out of state managed fund YTD
To local hospital
networks
YTD
To Other
YTD
Total paid out
YTD
($) ($) ($) ($)
Commonwealth Block funding 404,187,403 404,187,403
State/territory Block funding 579,331,520 579,331,520
Total 983,518,924 962,054,278 21,464,646 983,518,924

Block funding represents Non-admitted mental health, Small rural hospitals, Teaching, training & research, and Other non-admitted categories.

Commonwealth Block funding represents Commonwealth block funding contributions paid into the state managed fund from the state pool account, and block payments out of the state managed fund to LHNs and other provider organisations.

State/territory Block funding represents Victorian block funding contributions into the state managed fund, and block payments out of the state managed fund to LHNs and other provider organisations.

Note: The grey shaded areas in these tables reflect that these block payments cannot at this stage be identified by source of funding (state, territory or Commonwealth contribution).

NHR funding and payments shown in these tables include GST where applicable.

For more, see National Health Reform funding and payments.

NHR funding and payments by service category

Table 3 – NHR funding and payments by service category – Victoria, February 2019

This table shows NHR funding and payments by service category on both a monthly and year-to-date (YTD) basis for Victoria for February 2019. NHR funding and payments are separated into the following service categories – activity-based funding (ABF), block funding, and other funding.

Service category NHR
funding
NHR
payments
NHR
funding YTD
NHR
payments YTD
($) ($) ($) ($)
ABF
Acute admitted 538,688,314 538,688,314 5,051,176,686 5,051,176,686
Admitted mental health 27,192,550 27,192,550 259,605,537 259,605,537
Sub-acute 42,496,512 42,496,512 404,326,404 404,326,404
Emergency department 45,739,030 45,739,030 436,864,820 436,864,820
Non-admitted 84,382,779 84,382,779 806,299,062 806,299,062
Total ABF (Pool) 738,499,184 738,499,184 6,958,272,510 6,958,272,510
Block
Small rural hospitals 16,576,509 16,576,509 375,147,420 375,147,420
Teaching, training & research 23,239,434 23,239,434 124,270,684 124,270,684
Non-admitted mental health 63,271,366 63,271,366 383,726,223 383,726,223
Other non-admitted services 1,007,534 1,007,534 100,374,597 100,374,597
Total Block (SMF) 104,094,843 104,094,843 983,518,924 983,518,924
Other
Public health funding 8,814,180 8,814,180 71,840,907 71,840,907
Overdeposit 0 0 8,835,144 8,835,144
Cross-border 4,825,000 4,825,000 38,600,000 38,600,000
Interest 36,633 114,822 1,319,138 1,319,138
Total Other (Pool) 13,675,813 13,754,002 120,595,189 120,595,189
Grand Total 856,269,840 856,348,030 8,062,386,622 8,062,386,622

Total ABF (Pool) is an aggregate of both Commonwealth and state or territory NHR funding and payments for activity-based funding (ABF) which is transacted through the state pool account.

Total Block (SMF) is an aggregate of both Commonwealth and state or territory NHR funding and payments for block funding which is transacted through the state managed fund (SMF).

Total Other (Pool) represents other funding and payments transacted through the state pool account, including public health funding, overdeposits, cross-border funding and payments, and interest.

State and territory cross-border payments can either be:

  • Paid to the relevant state or territory's LHNs - included within ABF and/or block payments in the above table, or
  • Reimbursed to the relevant state or territory where the state or territory's LHNs are already being funded for the cost of treating cross-border patients - shown in the Cross-border row under Other in the above table.

NHR funding and payments shown in these tables include GST where applicable.

For more information, see National Health Reform funding and payments.

NHR contributions by local hospital network

Table 4a – NHR contributions by local hospital network – Victoria, February 2019

This table shows NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria during February 2019.

NHR contributions to LHNs are separated into an activity-based funding (ABF) component and a block component.

Local hospital network (LHN) ABF component
(ex GST)
Block component
(ex GST)
Total NHR payment
(ex GST)
($) ($) ($)
Albury Wodonga Health 8,757,605 1,882,585 10,640,190
Alexandra District Hospital 0 505,474 505,474
Alfred Health 58,517,495 4,957,411 63,474,906
Alpine Health 0 821,866 821,866
Austin Health 44,276,619 4,568,659 48,845,277
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 4,482,420 215,316 4,697,735
Ballarat Health Services 20,491,061 2,730,985 23,222,046
Barwon Health 35,570,928 3,737,224 39,308,152
Bass Coast Regional Health 3,652,937 126,999 3,779,937
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 256,942 256,942
Beechworth Health Service 0 344,051 344,051
Benalla Health 1,382,721 21,327 1,404,048
Bendigo Health Care Group 17,494,937 3,658,537 21,153,474
Boort District Health 0 173,499 173,499
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 581,748 54,782 636,529
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 157,063 157,063
Castlemaine Health 1,485,335 26,724 1,512,059
Central Gippsland Health Service 4,032,072 182,020 4,214,092
Cobram District Health 0 545,550 545,550
Cohuna District Hospital 0 360,990 360,990
Colac Area Health 2,193,513 24,005 2,217,518
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 4,006,785 0 4,006,785
Corryong Health 0 301,112 301,112
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 3,123,122 40,542 3,163,664
East Grampians Health Service 1,344,829 82,417 1,427,246
East Wimmera Health Service 0 797,946 797,946
Eastern Health 55,763,094 8,643,293 64,406,387
Echuca Regional Health 4,012,733 237,106 4,249,839
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 263,550 263,550
Gippsland Southern Health Service 1,421,417 39,818 1,461,236
Goulburn Valley Health 12,324,509 2,140,725 14,465,234
Heathcote Health 0 194,882 194,882
Hepburn Health Service 0 632,265 632,265
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 73,072 73,072
Heywood Rural Health 0 78,777 78,777
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 162,859 162,859
Kerang District Health 0 416,200 416,200
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 1,021,136 1,021,136
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 409,475 409,475
Kyabram & District Health Services 919,536 7,069 926,604
Kyneton District Health Service 0 743,052 743,052
Latrobe Regional Hospital 13,253,335 2,896,065 16,149,400
Lorne Community Hospital 0 92,758 92,758
Maldon Hospital 0 116,554 116,554
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 324,388 324,388
Mansfield District Hospital 0 365,575 365,575
Maryborough District Health Service 1,369,967 39,921 1,409,888
Melbourne Health 50,011,347 12,237,803 62,249,149
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 24,421,232 2,841,639 27,262,871
Monash Health 99,514,675 10,502,981 110,017,656
Moyne Health Services 0 213,453 213,453
Nathalia District Hospital 0 114,950 114,950
Northeast Health Wangaratta 7,390,640 238,409 7,629,049
Northern Health 33,863,196 839,912 34,703,108
Numurkah District Health Service 0 591,870 591,870
Omeo District Health 0 132,509 132,509
Orbost Regional Health 0 221,382 221,382
Otway Health & Community Services 0 210,689 210,689
Peninsula Health 31,834,108 3,520,867 35,354,975
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 9,982,837 248,209 10,231,046
Portland District Health 5,976,760 23,427 6,000,187
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 7,634,332 1,244,574 8,878,906
Robinvale District Health Services 0 306,151 306,151
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 403,631 403,631
Rural Northwest Health 0 836,470 836,470
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 989,888 989,888
South Gippsland Hospital 0 382,196 382,196
South West Healthcare 8,676,911 1,582,208 10,259,119
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 31,724,819 4,547,989 36,272,808
Stawell Regional Health 956,699 32,301 989,000
Swan Hill District Health 2,598,571 59,665 2,658,236
Tallangatta Health Service 0 -33,063 -33,063
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 363,986 363,986
The Royal Children's Hospital 31,575,461 2,057,564 33,633,025
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 7,462,273 132,673 7,594,946
The Royal Women's Hospital 14,886,266 308,407 15,194,673
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 229,553 229,553
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 0 0
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 4,629,012 4,629,012
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 5,064,257 191,806 5,256,064
West Wimmera Health Service 0 806,968 806,968
Western District Health Service 3,433,431 278,988 3,712,419
Western Health 50,448,839 1,840,380 52,289,218
Wimmera Health Care Group 3,746,920 147,731 3,894,651
Yarram & District Health Service 0 284,768 284,768
Yarrawonga Health 0 712,617 712,617
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 170,042 170,042
Total 731,662,293 99,917,165 831,579,457

See explanatory notes below table 4b.

Table 4b – NHR contributions by local hospital network YTD – Victoria, February 2019

This table shows YTD NHR contributions (from state, territory and Commonwealth sources) made to each LHN in Victoria as at February 2019.

NHR contributions to LHNs are separated into an activity-based funding (ABF) component and a block component.

Local hospital network ABF component YTD
(ex GST)
Block component YTD
(ex GST)
Total NHR payment YTD
(ex GST)
($) ($) ($)
Albury Wodonga Health 87,556,939 18,013,012 105,569,951
Alexandra District Hospital 0 4,643,715 4,643,715
Alfred Health 529,145,430 45,379,066 574,524,495
Alpine Health 0 8,127,369 8,127,369
Austin Health 431,543,831 41,914,208 473,458,040
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 43,356,673 1,790,969 45,147,642
Ballarat Health Services 181,371,974 25,389,626 206,761,600
Barwon Health 336,859,591 34,877,874 371,737,465
Bass Coast Regional Health 32,107,041 943,730 33,050,771
Beaufort & Skipton Health Service 0 3,222,823 3,222,823
Beechworth Health Service 0 3,326,491 3,326,491
Benalla Health 12,953,311 205,169 13,158,480
Bendigo Health Care Group 186,651,582 34,108,103 220,759,685
Boort District Health 0 1,881,719 1,881,719
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 12,727,622 531,441 13,259,063
Casterton Memorial Hospital 0 2,604,980 2,604,980
Castlemaine Health 16,229,250 256,634 16,485,884
Central Gippsland Health Service 40,806,249 1,746,486 42,552,735
Cobram District Health 0 5,304,761 5,304,761
Cohuna District Hospital 0 4,293,191 4,293,191
Colac Area Health 19,533,121 230,863 19,763,984
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 36,877,527 0 36,877,527
Corryong Health 0 2,920,811 2,920,811
Dental Health Services Victoria 0 0 0
Djerriwarrh Health Services 33,342,866 390,900 33,733,766
East Grampians Health Service 12,766,963 839,705 13,606,668
East Wimmera Health Service 0 8,743,432 8,743,432
Eastern Health 516,305,959 75,716,966 592,022,926
Echuca Regional Health 36,810,491 1,779,213 38,589,703
Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital 0 2,558,363 2,558,363
Gippsland Southern Health Service 13,682,147 380,657 14,062,804
Goulburn Valley Health 118,163,752 19,917,129 138,080,881
Heathcote Health 0 2,066,831 2,066,831
Hepburn Health Service 0 6,624,436 6,624,436
Hesse Rural Health Service 0 1,508,313 1,508,313
Heywood Rural Health 0 1,781,997 1,781,997
Inglewood & Districts Health Service 0 1,548,509 1,548,509
Kerang District Health 0 4,565,894 4,565,894
Kilmore & District Hospital 0 10,288,174 10,288,174
Kooweerup Regional Health Services 0 3,739,654 3,739,654
Kyabram & District Health Services 10,173,844 68,187 10,242,031
Kyneton District Health Service 0 7,447,261 7,447,261
Latrobe Regional Hospital 126,945,316 27,539,998 154,485,315
Lorne Community Hospital 0 1,694,373 1,694,373
Maldon Hospital 0 1,202,378 1,202,378
Mallee Track Health and Community Service 0 3,000,572 3,000,572
Mansfield District Hospital 0 5,057,224 5,057,224
Maryborough District Health Service 13,595,677 430,963 14,026,640
Melbourne Health 467,542,762 112,131,076 579,673,838
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 228,601,380 26,085,025 254,686,404
Monash Health 916,862,053 98,963,834 1,015,825,886
Moyne Health Services 0 2,827,599 2,827,599
Nathalia District Hospital 0 1,433,377 1,433,377
Northeast Health Wangaratta 72,672,029 2,340,777 75,012,806
Northern Health 334,793,320 8,076,246 342,869,567
Numurkah District Health Service 0 6,472,306 6,472,306
Omeo District Health 0 1,396,766 1,396,766
Orbost Regional Health 0 4,087,419 4,087,419
Otway Health & Community Services 0 2,106,935 2,106,935
Peninsula Health 308,496,119 32,307,711 340,803,831
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 97,309,847 2,395,303 99,705,149
Portland District Health 23,224,055 223,760 23,447,815
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 69,371,557 11,691,173 81,062,730
Robinvale District Health Services 0 4,083,310 4,083,310
Rochester & Elmore District Health Service 0 4,162,987 4,162,987
Rural Northwest Health 0 6,652,521 6,652,521
Seymour District Memorial Hospital 0 9,082,893 9,082,893
South Gippsland Hospital 0 4,089,505 4,089,505
South West Healthcare 85,090,547 14,835,185 99,925,732
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 305,625,544 42,652,397 348,277,940
Stawell Regional Health 10,128,139 309,666 10,437,805
Swan Hill District Health 24,857,569 570,601 25,428,170
Tallangatta Health Service 0 2,557,368 2,557,368
Terang & Mortlake Health Service 0 3,856,272 3,856,272
The Royal Children's Hospital 303,723,667 20,251,932 323,975,599
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 65,880,718 1,272,081 67,152,799
The Royal Women's Hospital 150,738,107 3,458,031 154,196,138
Timboon & District Healthcare Service 0 2,678,741 2,678,741
Upper Murray Health & Community Services 0 0 0
Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health 0 44,670,652 44,670,652
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 50,864,379 1,840,470 52,704,849
West Wimmera Health Service 0 10,257,249 10,257,249
Western District Health Service 28,303,224 2,675,184 30,978,408
Western Health 457,732,329 17,117,117 474,849,446
Wimmera Health Care Group 41,627,646 1,421,708 43,049,355
Yarram & District Health Service 0 3,802,828 3,802,828
Yarrawonga Health 0 6,766,177 6,766,177
Yea & District Memorial Hospital 0 1,749,919 1,749,919
Total 6,892,952,146 953,958,273 7,846,910,419

NHR contributions in this table are GST exclusive to enable comparability of NHR payments in each LHN report.

Note: This table excludes GST.
The majority of government funding to LHNs is not subject to GST. However in some cases hospital funding to non-government entities does attract GST, for example, denominational hospitals, privately and commercially owned health facilities, or any other non-government third party provider of health services or related supplies.

For more information, see National Health Reform funding and payments.

Estimated monthly, YTD and annual activity

States and territories provide service volume estimates at the start of each financial year, and if required, can continue to refine these estimates during the course of the year. These estimates form the basis of monthly reporting of service volumes until actual service numbers become available. These estimates are expressed as National Weighted Activity Units (NWAU).

States and territories provide estimated annual NWAU to the Administrator as a basis for determining the Commonwealth activity-based funding. Current month NWAU estimates accumulate through the year-to-date (YTD) NWAU, to be equal to the annual NWAU at the end of the financial year.

States and territories may also provide activity information relating to the delivery of other public hospital functions funded.

Table 5 – Estimated monthly, YTD and annual NWAU by local hospital network – Victoria, February 2019

This table shows estimated state or territory hospital activity for activity-based funding services expressed as NWAU for February 2019, the associated cumulative year-to-date (YTD), and total estimated annual NWAU for each LHN in Victoria.

Local hospital network (LHN) Estimated NWAU funded in current month Estimated NWAU funded YTD Estimated annual NWAU 2018-19
Albury Wodonga Health 1,699 13,592 20,393
Alfred Health 14,048 112,384 168,583
Austin Health 11,279 90,232 135,354
Bairnsdale Regional Health Service 1,210 9,680 14,507
Ballarat Health Services 4,767 38,136 57,214
Barwon Health 8,798 70,384 105,568
Bass Coast Regional Health 796 6,368 9,538
Benalla Health 333 2,664 3,997
Bendigo Health Care Group 5,352 42,816 64,217
Calvary Health Care Bethlehem 289 2,312 3,473
Castlemaine Health 431 3,448 5,161
Central Gippsland Health Service 965 7,720 11,589
Colac Area Health 410 3,280 4,917
Contracted Services LHN - Victoria 1,124 8,992 13,484
Djerriwarrh Health Services 707 5,656 8,489
East Grampians Health Service 312 2,496 3,740
Eastern Health 15,000 120,000 180,016
Echuca Regional Health 967 7,736 11,607
Gippsland Southern Health Service 275 2,200 3,302
Goulburn Valley Health 2,875 23,000 34,497
Kyabram & District Health Services 257 2,056 3,071
Latrobe Regional Hospital 3,371 26,968 40,445
Maryborough District Health Service 323 2,584 3,876
Melbourne Health 11,685 93,480 140,219
Mercy Public Hospitals Inc. 5,851 46,808 70,210
Monash Health 25,177 201,416 302,124
Northeast Health Wangaratta 1,872 14,976 22,470
Northern Health 10,027 80,216 120,336
Peninsula Health 8,994 71,952 107,916
Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute 2,368 18,944 28,421
Portland District Health 497 3,976 5,969
Ramsay Health Care Limited (Mildura Base Hospital) 1,924 15,392 23,086
South West Healthcare 2,326 18,608 27,917
St Vincent's Hospital (Melbourne) 7,839 62,712 94,073
Stawell Regional Health 264 2,112 3,162
Swan Hill District Health 667 5,336 7,996
The Royal Children's Hospital 7,544 60,352 90,521
The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital 1,697 13,576 20,361
The Royal Women's Hospital 4,004 32,032 48,041
West Gippsland Healthcare Group 1,360 10,880 16,324
Western District Health Service 687 5,496 8,249
Western Health 13,144 105,152 157,732
Wimmera Health Care Group 1,071 8,568 12,835
Total 184,586 1,476,688 2,215,000

An NWAU is a measure of health service activity expressed as a common unit. It provides a way of comparing and valuing each public hospital service, whether they are admissions, emergency department presentations or outpatient episodes, by weighting them for their clinical complexity. The average hospital service is worth one NWAU - the most intensive and expensive activities are worth multiple NWAU, the simplest and least expensive are worth fractions of an NWAU.

Monthly NHR payments relate to the cash needs of public hospitals and do not necessarily reflect the volume of services to be delivered in the month.

For more information on the NWAU calculation, see Calculation of NWAU.